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Barn conversion rights expanded
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Permitted development rights for the conversion of agricultural buildings to dwellings in England have been extended to allow more converted space and up to five new homes to be built from a single conversion.

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Building Regs during COVID-19
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On 21st April Central Government issued guidance to LABC for all building work being carried out during the COVID-19 outbreak. Building Control Bodies should, where possible, check regularly with those carrying out work including its current status and any plans to continue work.

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Nature reserve hosts TRADA Technology Timber Frame Construction course
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A new nature reserve and Wood Awards winner in 2011 will play host to TRADA Technologys 2013 first ‘mobile’ Timber Frame Construction training course.

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Pros & Cons of Timber Frame Buildings – ConstructionChat
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Anyone who considers using a structural timber frame will probably want to compare it to the alternatives, principally brick and block construction in Ireland. Generally speaking, no one system of construction is inherently better than another because it depends upon the requirements of a project and the preferences of the self builder, as well many […]

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Identify your planning strategy
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Planning consultants are thorough when it comes to managing planning applications. Drawing from a wealth of experience, they use every strategy to improve the odds for planning success. Alan Divall, Planning Partner at architects, town planners and urban designers West Waddy, offers architects his ten top tips for preparing and submitting planning applications that will […]

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New heating system at Curry Rivel village hall ahead of event with 80s celebrity comedian Phil Cool
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VOLUNTEERS have secured a new heating system at Curry Rivel village hall in a £9,000 project.The Robert Sewers Hall is now host to the new system, a cooker and insulation after its committee…

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PDR Extended to Boost SME Resi
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Writing in Property Week, Adam Branson reports that housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a raft of planning reforms to speed up the development of new homes, including new permitted development rights (PDRs), a register of brownfield land and a focus on “beautiful” building.

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Is MMC “a Blight” on Communities?
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Writing in Housing Today, Luke O’Donovan reports that at a recent debate on the quality of new homes, architect Paul Karakusevic, of Karakusevic Carson Architects, described most volumetric modular homes – ones that are fully constructed offsite – as a “blight” on their locations. Similarly, Cany Ash, of architect Ash Sakula, said the government’s ever […]

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Are planning laws killing our wildlife?
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Gardens are essential for many British wildlife species. The green spaces attached to many homes are emergency sanctuaries for birds and other animals during extreme weather.

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Building Better Proposals
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The final report from the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission published last week outlined a list of ideas with huge implications for housebuilders and developers. The question is whether they will actually be implemented.

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Timber Frame Post and Beam Buildings, Garages, Carports, Balconies
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Timber Frame post & beam buildings have never been easier to build. Garages, carports, Balconies – Ready Made Designs or Design your own. Visit SolidLox today !

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